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“If There Was A False Flag Nerve Agent Attack, This Tells The Perpetrators That When They Engage In The Murder Of Children They Can Build A Stronger False Case”

Dennis Gartman Snaps In Epic Rant Against Snapchat

"This is utter nonsense; This is not a business… this is a time sapping hobby; a diversion; a silly little waste of aggregated time that could be spent “profitably” but which is spent stupidly instead."

JPMorgan: "Comey’s Dismissal Saps Trump’s Political Capital At The Worst Possible Time"

Trump managed to go a few days w/o controversy (a relatively long stretch for the current White House) but the Comey firing is by far the biggest headline of the night. As far as the market is concerned, Comey’s dismissal saps Trump’s political capital and weakens relations w/Congress at the time when he is trying to move an ambitious pro-growth agenda through the Senate and House.

President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

"You are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately. While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgement of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau."

"Zumutungen!" Buyer's Remorse In France, Impossible Situation For Germany

Now that the cheering over the French election has died down, reality will strike France and Germany like a cold bucket of water thrown in one’s face on a Winter’s day. Germany was guaranteed to not like the result no matter who won; and in France, buyer’s remorse has set in. Unions are already protesting against Emmanuel Macron’s policies.

War And Empire: The American Way Of Life

What the majority of Americans are conditioned to think they know about their past (and that of many other peoples) is myth, and too often, sheer illusion. Misdirection and manipulation about proclaimed threats from abroad since 1945 has led directly into wars and unjust armed interventions and coups in many other nations. The results are always tragic on a colossal scale.

China Reserves Jump Most In Three Years; Hedge Fund Asks "Is This The End Of The Yuan Bear Market?"

In all the drama surrounding the French elections, few noticed the PBOC's announcement that China’s FX reserves rose for the third straight month in April, increasing by $20.45 billion to $3.03 trillion, more than the $11 billion expected and the single biggest monthly increase in three years going back to April 2014, on the back of a weaker dollar and increasingly more draconian capital controls on outflows.